The most bullied director ever delivers an enjoyable Movie (by playboy69-1)
Bill Gates, Brad Pitt, Richard Branson, and so many other great people got bullied in their lives before they reached the ultimate success and respect by the general population. Uwe Boll is no difference. Even before anyone has seen his latest movies their IMDb Rating is at 1/10 with 1000 of Voters. They do not rate the film, they join the lemming army of weak people who enjoy to pick on a victim. It used to be the Nazis with the Jews, now its the film critics against Uwe Boll.So many standard Hollywood Movies are boring, even Quentin Tarantino can get boring but Uwe Boll always delivers <more>
something new, re-refreshing and interesting. His cynical and abstract jokes are not understood by everybody but thats why the more intelligent people love his movies and his Fanbase keeps growing there isn't just the lemmings who rate all his movies 1/10 there is also a lot of people who rate them 10/10 and the number keeps growing .Now rate my review as not useful if you feel offended because you know I am right.
Great Action Flick with Humor Throughout (by donuil)
I cant believe some of the bad reviews of this flick. Who cares if it isn't your idea of the game. Rate it as a movie.As a movie it has great action scenes, a very good cast that works well together and decent dialog. Unlike many of the action flicks of late this thing has characters with actual personalities. The two leads work well together and have some on screen chemistry.I don't know anything about the game this is based off and don't care. What does concern me is the quality of the movie, which was excellent. Its nice to see a movie where the characters are interacting with <more>
each other instead of spitting lame lines at one another.One more thing, the lead female Emmanuelle Vaugier , its refreshing to see a hottie that can actually act for change, good job. And Til Schweiger pulls off the gruff action hero role flawlessly.Just check this movie out, it's a great lazy Saturday afternoon flick, you wont regret it. I hope to see a sequel to this with at least the same actors playing the lead male and female roles they really made this movie work.
As an action movie, it performs outstandingly. (by nickrboyade)
This movie is exactly what the far cry game basically was : 100 % non stop action. The plot is basic and just there to justify the action. If you just want to watch a action movie and be entertained, this is for you.Also there are some memorable funny performances by actors, as the movie is basically not serious at all. It is meant to be an over the top action movie.It will make you laugh and keep you entertained. There is a real fun but short chase scene between Jack and a mutant and just a bunch of those comedy-action scenes.Uwe really made THE movie about far cry. I played the game and <more>
this is exactly what the movie should have been. Sure its not in a desert island, but who cares ? And far cry was basically a basic plot as an excuse to shoot mutants.GOOD JOB BOLL !
Bolls best movie, people hate him to be cool or something (by bryanhelder)
I enjoyed this movie, it was fun and pretty well made. I think that people should watch this movie before rating it. There is no way it's a 3/10, seriously did you even enjoy the snore-fest of Oscar movies released recently? I have to try to stay awake watching movies like the Bicurious case of Benjamin Buttkisser, and don't even get me started on Not so Revolutionary Road. If you still enjoying watching movies that are fun, then you won't have a problem with this. It was made in Vancouver and I'm sure there was more than just one person working on this movie. If your head <more>
isn't up your butt then you will get over the fact that Boll was involved, you might even be surprised.
This is my second comment in this form. The comment is applicable only to those who are here to enjoy a movie. This is a very good movie. The action is good and watchable. Don't think that this is a pathbreaking movie. It's a nice one. I didn't have any expectation frm this, but it exceeds even if I had something in my mind. Definitely, it could have been far more better, but I think still there is a lot to see. I hope that there is a sequel to this as I liked this pretty much. Well this site has put a very bad condition of writing at least 10 lines. So don't read what I am <more>
writing now on as I am just trying to fulfill some a**hole's wish. Nice to help someone.
An over-the-top action feast in the tradition of vintage classics like "Universal Soldier", "Invasion USA" and "Commando". (by JJohnny_Cool)
Germany's most notorious director, Dr. Uwe Boll, has stricken again and just unleashed his next action-packed adaptation of a popular video game, namely Ubisoft's best selling ego shooter "Far Cry". And, of course, a lot of self proclaimed preservers of good taste will now scream bloody murder once again and ask themselves the same old questions, namely why in god's name is the "Ed Wood of the 21. century" still allowed to make movies after all the atrocities he committed in the past and why couldn't he have chosen a game that's at least a little less <more>
popular and well respected than the legendary "Far Cry".I, however, have stopped to listen to the complaints of the naysayers long ago, cause not only have I more or less enjoyed almost all films that Boll directed since his infamous first video game adaptation "House Of The Dead" in 2003, but also do I believe that even those flicks, which I personally do not hold in the highest esteem, like "Alone In The Dark" or "Bloodrayne II: Deliverance", are still quite a bit better than the bashers say they are.Anyway. As a fan of most of the eccentric director's work, I personally couldn't wait for his new action smasher "Far Cry" to hit the silver screens here in Germany on October 2nd, 2008. Of course I went to see it on the opening day and when me and my pals arrived at the cinema for the midnight screening of "Far Cry", we opened a bottle of beer right away and prepared ourselves for a little more than 90 action-packed minutes full of explosions, car chases, gun fights, punch-ups, stunts and even more explosions.And, you gotta believe me, "Far Cry" did indeed live up to all of my expectations. It's of course not up there with the big summer blockbusters like "The Dark Knight" or "Iron Man", but it's nevertheless a helluva lot of fun from start to finish. If you're lookin' for a fast-paced, tongue-in-the-cheek no-brainer in the tradition of vintage b-movie classics such as Van Damme's "Universal Soldier", Chuck Norris' "Invasion USA" or Arnie's "Commando", "Far Cry" is definitely the right film for you to watch.If the cuts had been a bit slower during the action sequences and if the camera had been a bit less shaky during the fight scenes, I would almost have believed that I'm watching a cheesy cult flick from the past and not a movie that's been shot in 2007. Except for a few minor reservations, Uwe Boll has indeed succeeded in combining the special charm of the action flicks of the 80s with modern techniques, spectacular effects and an up-to-date look.Sure, just like the afore-mentioned classics, "Far Cry" does also not really have a profound story, deep characters and clever dialogues, but then again, I really doubt that anyone in his right mind would expect a campy flick like this to come up with any of these things. If you're going to watch "Far Cry" in cinema or rent it on DVD, you wanna see lots and lots of stunts, fights and explosions and the film does certainly not fall short on any of 'em.You get a see spectacular pursuits by car, speedboat and foot as well as lots of jeeps and helicopters being blown to pieces, soldiers being beaten up or shot to death and tons of other cool effects and stunts. When the former elite soldier Jack Carver Til Schweiger and the ambitious reporter Valerie Cardinal Emmanuelle Vaugier set foot on a secluded island where the mad scientist Dr. Krieger Udo Kier is working on the creation of an army of genetically engineered super-soldiers, all hell breaks loose and bullets and fists are about to cut the air at minute intervals.In Dr. Krieger's secret labs the laws of physics and gravity seem to be no longer valid and hence we get to see a lot of cool and totally over-the-top action sequences that make us laugh and giggle almost as much as the corny dialogues and unintentionally funny incidents you have to see the hilarious build-up to Jack's and Valerie's love scene, for example .The only things I didn't really like about "Far Cry", apart from the afore-mentioned fast cuts and shaky camera work during the fight scenes, are the fact that throughout the whole movie hardly any blood squirts out of the wounds when people get shot and the annoying character of Chris Coppola. He plays the sniveling cook Emilio, who's unfunny jokes and constant complaints about his hurting back make him quite a pain in the ass whenever he is on screen.But these are only minor points of criticism and all in all I really enjoyed "Far Cry" for it's over-the-top action sequences, vintage b-movie charm and tongue-in-the-cheek humor. Neither the film itself nor the stars, like Til Schweiger and Udo Kier who both deliver really cool performances, take themselves too seriously - a point that really adds to the overall enjoyment of the flick.To cut a long story short, I'd finally like to recommend Uwe Boll's "Far Cry" to all those of you who are still into the old action hits of the past. If you still enjoy your vintage tapes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Michael Dudikoff & Co every once in a while, there's a good chance you might enjoy "Far Cry" quite a bit as well. Check it out and give it a fair chance... it's really a kick ass movie from start to finish and a helluva lot of fun to watch!!